“The riff is one that Tom wrote. It's a hammer-on riff and is, for the lack of a better reference, kind of a Neil Young riff, I guess. It just ties the chords together in the chorus. Tom came in with it already as part of the song.
“Benmont might have played some mellotrone vibes or something in the bridge. I think maybe we had that Gibson acoustic into the amp with the reverb. Ben and I, we're telepathic. [Laughs]
[Asked about the lyric "I ain't on the left, I ain't on the right. I don't have a dog in this fight."] “That is as political as we get. I love that line because it's a lot like Dylan lines, because you'll set the rhyme up and you'll be expecting the obvious rhyme punchline. I did not hear ‘I don't even have a dog in this fight" coming. I thought that was so cool. That's the best line that you could put in there. Tom is pretty astute.”